About Our Fishery
How to tell a good fishery from a great one? Here are the geographical, biological and human factors that made the Flindt Landing Camp water system Canada’s greatest and least visited Walleye and Pike fishery. Learn about how our small fishing camp has protected and preserved a huge virgin Walleye and Pike fishery for over fifty five years.
Pre-historic glaciers carved out the bays, creating the islands and undulating shoreline and a glacial river deposited its gravel on the lake bottom ten thousand years ago. The fishery is constantly scoured and cleaned by the slow movement of the waters that are pushed from one end of the lake system to the other by the river’s unyielding force. The Flindt Landing Camp Northern Pike and Walleye fishery is capable of supporting and growing many times more fish per acre than any ordinary bathtub lake system which make up the vast majority of lakes in Ontario.
The gravel bottom was deposited by receding glaciers ten thousand years ago. The gravel is called Esker. Esker once formed the bottoms of the giant glacial rivers trapped inside the melting ice flows. The gravel in the lakes is evidenced by the many sand beaches found in the protect bays. Bays and shallows are weeded with natural gravel bottoms and are ideal spawning grounds for Northern Pike and Walleye. The waters of the system slowly move from one end of the lake system where river water enters to the other end, seventeen miles downstream where the river is reconstituted by Twin Falls and flows out of the lake system.
Simply put, the river supplied lake system can support more Northern Pike and Walleye per acre than most lakes and the fishery had never been exploited. David Gish implemented conservation rules fifty years ago that insured most trophies were caught and released, providing future generations of Northern Pike and Walleye with the genes they need to grow large. These conservation policies are still practiced today!